Project Updates


Equipment Type: Patrol vessel 

Manufacturer: NVL Group and MTG Dolphin

Location: Bulgaria 

Operators: Bulgaria  

Programme Value: $593m 

The Multipurpose Modular Patrol Vessels (MMPV) programme will deliver two 90m multipurpose patrol vessels for the Bulgarian Navy, which are being manufactured by NVL Group at MTG Dolphin’s Varna shipyard. The keel was laid for the first-in-class in June 2022, followed a year later by the second-in-class in June 2023. The vessels are scheduled to be delivered to the Bulgarian Navy between 2025 and 2026.

Saab 340 AEW&C

Equipment Type: AEW&C aircraft  

Manufacturer: Saab 

Location: Sweden 

Operators: Sweden and Thailand 

Programme Value: Unknown 

The Saab 340 is an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft developed by Saab, primarily used by the Swedish Air Force and Royal Thai Air Force. In July 2023 Poland’s Ministry of National Defence awarded a contract worth approximately Skr600m ($57.6m) to supply two Saab 340 AEW aircraft between 2023 and 2025. The contract includes not only ground equipment but also in-country logistics and support services.

VBTP-MR Guarani 6×6 armoured vehicle 

Equipment Type: Armoured Personnel Carrier

Manufacturer: Iveco Defence Vehicles

Location: Brazil

Operators: Brazil

Programme Value: $3.37bn

The Brazilian Army signed a R$6bn ($3.37bn) contract with Iveco in December 2009 to procure a total of 2,044 VBTP-MR Guarani APCs between 2012 and 2030. Iveco received a R$240m ($118.7m) order to manufacture and supply an initial batch of 86 VBTP-MRs to the Brazilian Army in August 2012. The 33rd Motorised Infantry Battalion of the army received its first 13 VBTP-MR APCs in 2014.